Where "it takes a village to raise a child" and "internet outrage" meet.
In this social media era, it seems that outrage for any particular topic or side is fast and scaled. It's no longer uncommon to see companies or public figures or individuals get called out, and forced to relent or apologize.
I think about the recent movement within the entertainment industry in regards to sexual harassment and treatment of women. Often it seemed that the removal of the accused was within days or hours of news breaking.
I also think about the Logan Paul controversy spilling over to the mainstream news.
I'm still of a framework where ethnics and morals were primarily informed by the family or neighborhood unit. My parents would scold or praise or instill behaviors they believed to be just or moral. Also, my peers and school and general surroundings would tell me how to act.
But with the internet, we live in a world where we are exposed to so many more agents delivering their framework for ethnics. And they ever more present and closer to your being than ever before with ever-connected phones and devices.
To show my age, I grew up on Looney Tunes cartoons. And the key moment, I remember would be the moments where a character pauses to contemplate a moral decision. "Should I eat this bird, or let it go free?" And then two smaller figures would appear on their shoulders, an "angel" and a "devil." And the two would press their case for either decision. The winner would dictate the action.
But now in the real world, we're at the precipice of an existence where for any given decision, there aren't two black-and-white figures. But rather a chorus of millions that represent the gray spectrum of morality. It's loud, fast, and overwhelming. We'll soon need tools as individuals to smooth out the signal to make sensible decisions.